Journey Maps: Not an Exercise in Futility

CX Journey

One of the arguments against journey mapping I often hear is that it's an exercise in futility: You map. This is key to avoiding that "exercise in futility" mentality or outcome.

A Statistical Exercise, NPS is Not

Promoter.io

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A Customer Loyalty Exercise – An Excerpt from Our NEW Customer Service Book Taming Gladys!

Who's Your Gladys?

This simple exercise creates lasting changes in the way your team thinks and acts with customers. The post A Customer Loyalty Exercise – An Excerpt from Our NEW Customer Service Book Taming Gladys! They get to hear how their peers handle tough situations. They get to collaborate and practice new ways of approaching tough situations and share what they do that works. appeared first on Who's Your Gladys?

What Is The Access To And The Source Of Mastery In The Exercise Of Leadership

Maz Iqbal

What Is The Access To And The Source Of Mastery In The Exercise Of Human Centred Leadership? 2014 is behind us in a manner of speaking and we are in the first month of 2015.

What Way Of Being Creates Access To Effectiveness In The Exercise Of Change Leadership?

Maz Iqbal

On the other hand, if you find yourself in that ‘place’ and looking for an access to being effective in the exercise of change leadership then I invite you to listen – really listen and grapple with these words of wisdom: Position is everything. Just about every one of us (as a human being) sucks at relationship, at experience design, at calling forth engagement, at change, and at the exercise of leadership due to the neglect of this radical truth.

Team Building Across Generations – Proven Approach | #leadership

Kate Nasser

Hot Topics and New Bits Teamwork Baby Boomer cross diversity exercise Gen X Gen Y generations multi-generational office silent generation success team building workplaceHere's a proven approach fr The People Skills Coach™ to team building across generations.

Uplifting Service Book – Group Discussion Guide

Up Your Service

Uplifting Service book book discussion guide management alignment reader's guide Service Culture study guide teambuilding exerciseUplifting Service Group Discussion Guide.

To Sell is Human Summary and Review

Service Untitled

There are a number of actionable exercises after each chapter and frequent references to academic studies that provide additional context for those who are interested in finding them. Gallagher, Book Reviews Customer Service Experience Exercises/Resources This year, we decided to give copies of To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink (signed by the author himself) to all of our employees at A Small Orange as part of our holiday gift package.

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Leadership Lessons from Steve Jobs

Service Untitled

” about everything, even the things that seem obvious, is an exercise worth doing. Culture Exercises/Resources Little Things, Big Differences

Book Review: Roadmap to Revenue

Service Untitled

Book Reviews Culture Customer Service Exercises/Resources Little Things, Big DifferencesI just finished reading Roadmap to Revenue : How To Sell The Way Your Customers Want To Buy ( Amazon.com link ).

Check Sheet – Why Use a Check Sheet?

Service Untitled

Behind the Scenes Exercises/ResourcesCheck sheets (or tally sheets) are one of the seven management tools that organizations use to gather information to help monitor and improve quality.

How to Leverage What You Do Right!

Service Untitled

Behind the Scenes Exercises/Resources Little Things, Big DifferencesI saw a commercial today for an exterminating company that advertised the ongoing training their employees receives.

Five Ways To Plan For B2B Journey Mapping Success

Forrester's Customer Insights

Journey mapping can be an energizing and eye-opening exercise in customer empathy. As advisors to B2B CX and Marketing Leaders in the Forrester Leadership Boards (FLB), we come along on many journey mapping “journeys”.

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How Can FOCUS PDCA Help Improve Business Operations

Service Untitled

Behind the Scenes Exercises/Resources Little Things, Big DifferencesImproving what we do and how we do it is an important part of business strategy. As organizations develop and grow, there is any number of improvement opportunities along the way. Opportunities can be related to business processes like the accounting function, a manufacturing process or a service process aimed to improve the customer experience.

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Call Your Competitors

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Call Your Competitors Douglas June 04, 2009 Behind the Scenes , Customer Service , Exercises/Resources 1 Comment Here is something you can do to make your company more competitive in about 10 minutes. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

Stop Falling Prey to Fad Diets When It Comes to Your CX Outcome Metrics

MaritzCX

One thing you can always count on at the end of the year is an explosion of diet and exercise program commercials on television taking advantage of peoples’ desire to make. Stop falling prey to fad diets when it comes to your CX outcome metrics. The end of the calendar year is around the corner. View Article

Stop Falling Prey to Fad Diets When It Comes to Your CX Outcome Metrics

MaritzCX

One thing you can always count on at the end of the year is an explosion of diet and exercise program commercials on television taking advantage of peoples’ desire to make. Stop falling prey to fad diets when it comes to your CX outcome metrics.

Stop Falling Prey to Fad Diets When It Comes to Your CX Outcome Metrics

MaritzCX

One thing you can always count on at the end of the year is an explosion of diet and exercise program commercials on television taking advantage of peoples’ desire to make. Stop falling prey to fad diets when it comes to your CX outcome metrics.

Why You Need to Treat Your Business Relationships Personally

The Upsell

And to connect with people, it’s important to understand it’s an emotional exercise and it’s always taken personally. Relationships: Personal, business and customer are all the same.

Does Your Business Pass the Customer Service Fitness Test?

Who's Your Gladys?

Customer service is like exercise – do it right, and you see results. It’s simple. But there’s nothing easy or convenient about it. If it was, everyone would have six-pack abs and a stellar customer-focused culture. Want to pass the customer focus fitness test?

How to Pass the Customer Service Fitness Test

Who's Your Gladys?

Customer service is like exercise – do it right, and you’ll see results. It’s that simple. Though, simple and easy aren’t always a package deal. If it was, everyone would have six-pack abs and a stellar service culture. Want to pass the customer service fitness test?

Kick Start and Optimize Your NPS for 2017

CustomerGauge

Did you really exercise four times a week this year? How often do you keep your New Year’s resolution? Come on, be honest! Or skip the desserts and that end of day cigarette? Shh, I won’t tell. Get on with your bad self.

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JOIN US! Journey Mapping Bootcamp On May 16 & 17 In Chicago

Kerry Bodine

Our signature two-day bootcamp is jam packed with content and exercises that will answer these questions: Why are customer journeys (and journey maps) important? One recent attendee called our journey mapping bootcamp “an MBA on steroids.” On May 16 & 17, join us in the heart of Chicago to find out why. What makes journey maps effective? How can you create journey maps? How can you use journey maps?

Drawing Toast, Powering Outcomes and Delivering Delight

CloudCherry

I have been told that this was the FIRST major brainstorming exercise at CloudCherry since inception that I played no role in. One shot, no retakes, no script – just to capture the ‘real time’ recap of what the whole exercise’s outcome had been.

A Tale of Two Returns or Why “That’s Our Policy” Should Be Banned from Customer Service Lingo

Who's Your Gladys?

Coffee keeps me functioning and my dogs keep me walking, aka getting the exercise I need to stay healthy. Two things that are extremely important to me are coffee and walking my dogs. Unfortunately, over the last few months, both my coffee maker and my walking shoes have given me major trouble. Customer Service Dissatisfied customer Lori Jo Vest Who''s Your Gladys? customer service article customer service training defective product returns

What is the point of a journey map?

Heart of the Customer

Engagement Lead Kathleen Hoski led us in an exercise to review our past journey maps, discussing and aligning on best practices. We held an offsite today. As our team expands, it’s important to connect and learn from each other, and this was one of those rare opportunities.

Adobe Summit Recap - Make Experience Your Business

iPerceptions

But beyond getting some physical exercise, it turned out to be the perfect prologue to the keynote on Day 1 of the Summit – Become an Experience Maker. This year, my Adobe Summit experience started off a little differently. I went hiking. With the opportunity to take in the natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon, the experience was sensational, to say the least.

Customer Friendship

Wired and Dangerous

It started with an exercise for a senior living client. We tried an exercise that asked people to talk about what it felt like to be a best friend and to create a best friend relationship.

The Value of Open Ended Feedback

Vision Critical

Generally speaking, you can quickly send out a quantitative activity and have the analysis done in a fraction of the time it would take to do a qualitative exercise. Star filtering and editing of comments allows you to rapidly find and select what’s relevant to you for your reporting exercise.

2018 Journey Mapping Workshops

Kerry Bodine

And of course, you’ll get to hang out with us for two whirlwind days of discussion, hands-on exercises, and our favorite workshop supply—sticky notes! We’ve been getting multiple requests over the past few weeks about our 2018 journey mapping workshop schedule.

Wearables: Technology on the Rise

QuestionPro Audience

Currently, almost half of all American adults have one or more chronic health condition, which often arises due to unhealthy living, poor diet, little to no exercise and stress. The wearable technology market is growing at a rapid pace, with 1 in 5 Americans owning a wearable tech device.

2018 Beauty Trends

QuestionPro Audience

81% of millennials exercise, or would like to, compared to only 61% of baby boomers. This niche targets exercise-specific concerns and the products boast about “sweat resistant” and “workout ready” attributes. .

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10 Tips to Increase Productivity in a Team

Kayako

In the long run such exercises will always keep your team on their toes and will also push them to improve and develop skills on the job in order to perform better and achieve the goals you set.

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How To Choose A Persona For Your Journey Map

Kerry Bodine

When I was in grad school, we did an exercise where we designed a particular experience for both the Pope and a drug dealer. We didn’t do any “customer” research for this, natch, but the general principles of the exercise were similar to the idea of designing for extreme customers.).

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Why you’ll never be a unicorn great at all 10 CX traits

CX Advantage Walker

At the recent Qualtrics X4 event, we took a group of about 40 B2B CX professionals through a self-evaluation exercise. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but as Steve Walker says in our bonus 10 Traits Recap podcast episode, “it would take a pretty special brand of unicorn.” And guess what? Continue reading. The post Why you’ll never be <del>a unicorn</del> great at all 10 CX traits appeared first on CX Advantage.

Webinar – A SuiteCX Briefing

SuiteCX

Should it be a simple/agile exercise or a deep study? One of our most frequently asked questions is: How to approach experience mapping? This video of a recent webinar addresses a few of the questions we have heard over the years: What business aspects should you address using journey mapping efforts? Is it meant for strategy or problem solving? Do you have any examples of how it might work? What skills/tools do you need to do this type of work? Pitfalls to be aware of in any approach.

Most People Don’t Get That They Have Internal Customers

Myra Golden

I do an exercise in my workshops using a 12-foot pole. People find this exercise hard. I don’t think that most people get that there are only two functions in a company. You’re either serving customers, or you’re serving someone who serves customers.

I Showed Up At My Workshop with Nothing But a 12-Foot Pole. And Here’s What Happened.

Myra Golden

Within seconds, the group learned that this exercise was anything but simple. We spent the rest of the workshop discussing the exercise. We jumped into the exercise without asking Myra questions, and we didn’t try to strategize together.

Customer Journey Mapping workshop in November!

Kerry Bodine

And of course, you’ll get to hang out with us for two whirlwind days of discussion, hands-on exercises, and our favorite workshop supply—sticky notes! Join us for a hands-on customer journey mapping workshop in the heart of San Francisco!

Customer Journey Mapping workshop in November!

Kerry Bodine

And of course, you’ll get to hang out with us for two whirlwind days of discussion, hands-on exercises, and our favorite workshop supply—sticky notes! Join us for a hands-on customer journey mapping workshop in the heart of San Francisco!

5 Business Success Factors (So You’re Ready for Anything!)

C3Centricity

However, from my own personal experience, there are a number of additional success factors that need to be met in order to guarantee the most actionable scenario planning exercises. If you have never done the exercise before, it may seem daunting at first.

Customer Journey Mapping Workshop in November!

Kerry Bodine

And of course, you’ll get to hang out with us for two whirlwind days of discussion, hands-on exercises, and our favorite workshop supply—sticky notes! Join us for a hands-on customer journey mapping workshop in the heart of San Francisco!

How “T-Rex Arms” Help Uncover Rich Customer Insights

Kerry Bodine

Maybe a customer doesn’t understand the instructions for a new exercise, so we model how it works…then forget to stop modeling. Later in the exercise, we circled back to that sticky note about the upcoming sale email and it turns out I’d gotten it wrong.